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******AITCH**** very, very quick question about your veggie Moussaka ka ka

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twofalls Wed 25-Jul-07 16:31:45

may be a stupid question but is there any reason why I can't use red split lentils rather thay puy. I have unearthed a packet of puy from the back of the cupboard by they are past their sell by date. Have no idea about the difference.

twofalls Wed 25-Jul-07 17:50:40

honestly, where is everyone when you need them

donnie Wed 25-Jul-07 17:52:56

if they are not too far past the date the weill be fine. How far gone are they\?

ProfYaffle Wed 25-Jul-07 17:53:45

imvho I don't think it's a biggie. Puy letils stay whole so a bit more meaty in texture whereas red lentils will go mushy which I quite like tbh.

twofalls Wed 25-Jul-07 18:44:59

Ah, thank you! Donnie, January 2007 so probably a bit too far past. Will try with the red ones.

chocolateshoes Wed 25-Jul-07 18:52:20

I've used both red and puy in veggie lasagnes and they just give a different taste but both are good. Puy definately have a meatier texture and a more sticky taste I think.

chocolateshoes Wed 25-Jul-07 18:55:14

sticky???!!! What am I writing??? I meant a more stocky taste! Haven't even started on the wine yet!!

Rowlers Wed 25-Jul-07 18:56:58

Jan 2007? They'll have years left in 'em yet...

twofalls Wed 25-Jul-07 19:40:01

really? Oh, OK then, will try those next time!

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